The green wall at YVR-Airport Station.
The greening of YVR
Photo: Randy Sharp.
high and 11.6 metres wide, and houses
know that Canada Line is scheduled
27,391 individual plants on 2,107 pre-
Architecture to use the best available
to open at the end of summer 2009,
vegetated panels that are vertically fixed
technology and shade-tolerant plants for
three months ahead of schedule.
to a structural frame.
the green wall application. Plant species
The green wall measures 17 metres
news and recent SkyTalk issue, you’ll
with Sharp &
Crews are busy putting the finishing
drip irrigation and fertilization system
were tested and carefully selected for
touches on the three Canada Line
keeps the plants healthy and the wall
long-term performance based on years
stations located on Sea Island, and one
looking great throughout the year. The
of experience with plant installations in
of the most interesting new additions
range of different foliages, variety of
Japan and on the west coast of Canada.
is a green wall installed along the north
colour and blossoms from the evergreen
They include: Green Euonymus, White
side of YVR-Airport Station. YVR is the
perennials create a “four seasons”
Euonymus, Mondo Grass, Christmas
first Canadian airport to install the
effect. The tapestry wall is mostly in the
Fern and Bergenia, which blossoms with
largest living wall in North America.
shade, yet receives the early morning
purple flowers in the spring.
Designed by Sharp & Diamond
sun from April through September.
The best views of the green wall can be
Landscape Architecture, the vegetated
Besides aesthetics, the wall has multiple
found from the Departures-level walkway
wall is a giant living tapestry that
connecting the International Terminal to
connects YVR-Airport Station to Chester
evaporative cooling, air purification and
the parkade, or from Chester Johnson
Johnson Park, and features flowing
Park, located on Level 2, just outside of
waves of foliage, colours and textures.
Harnessing energy from the elements
The Airport Authority’s Engineering
the International Terminal.
Hot tips for cool travel Pack with safety and security in mind. Carry-on luggage should contain items that are essential to your trip, including
money, identification, travel documents,
VR is the proud new home of the
labeled medication, cameras, and any
first solar wind turbine lighting
system to be installed at any
Items not allowed as carry-on include
airport in Canada.
sports equipment such as golf clubs and
The Airport Authority worked closely
baseball bats, and certain camping gear.
with NAV Canada and Vancouver-based
A complete list of items not permitted
Evergreen Technologies to install this
in carry-on baggage is available through
innovative solar wind turbine, which
supplies continuous off-grid power to illuminate a pumping station alongside Grant McConachie Way and the Canada
Fast facts about
Check in online and print your boarding pass before you leave for the
warm-weather adventures. To ensure
See TRAVEL TIPS page 4
and onto your holiday. Line, while reducing greenhouse gas
worldwide electricity use;
emissions. Mounted on a lamp standard, the
This innovative project was led by the Airport Authority’s Energy Reduction Team, consisting of members
is growing rapidly, doubling
installation consists of an Innoair
between 2005 and 2008;
1,000-watt wind turbine and an InnoPV
• As of May 2009, 80 countries around the world are using
Before you leave the house: Confirm travel details in advance.
One week before your trip, confirm
reservations with your airline and
photovoltaic solar panel, which together
collaboratively to find ways to reduce
determine baggage specifics, including
are expected to generate approximately
energy consumption and minimize the
the allowed number, size and weight of
some form of wind power
2,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy
impact of airport operations on the
for commercial purposes.
annually. This single off-grid turbine
environment. This solar wind turbine
Countries with relatively
is expected to reduce greenhouse gas
system is a great example of an
restrictions continue to apply for liquids,
high numbers of wind power
emissions by 1.8 tonnes every year.
innovation that has both environmental
gels and aerosols in carry-on baggage.
installations include Denmark,
Power generated at the lamp standard
and operational benefits for YVR.
Each passenger is allowed a one-litre
Germany, Spain, Portugal, the
is being monitored through a wireless
Look for YVR’s wind solar wind
clear, closed and resealable bag with
Republic of Ireland and the U.S.
software program that records all energy
turbine on your next trip down Grant
containers no larger than 100ml placed
* YVR is the international aeronautical designation for Vancouver International Airport.
turn to sunny beachside holidays and
these travel tips for getting through YVR
approximately 1.5-per cent of
Authority (CATSA) at www.catsa.gc.ca.
enjoyment with minimum stress, follow
• Wind power produces
t’s the time of year when thoughts
your summer getaway offers maximum
wind power: • Wind as a source of power
f you’ve been keeping an eye on the
inside: Porter service
2010 Official Posters Page
Haida Gwaii, a world away Crossword
Porter Service: 56 years at YVR
Air Canada and Jazz flights now pet-friendly
ince 1953, friendly faces wearing
red caps have helped many a
tarting this month, passengers on
passenger with their luggage at
Air Canada and Jazz flights will
Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
be able to bring cats and small
Porter service at YVR began its operation
dogs onboard their flights, provided
when the airport was just the South
the pet carrier can be stowed under the
Terminal more than 55 years ago.
seat. Only one pet is allowed on board per passenger and there are restrictions
Today, up to 50 porters work at YVR
on in-cabin access on some international
during peak periods, all of whom help
destinations. The maximum allowable weight of the pet and carrier combined is 10
of in-cabin pets on each flight out of
the millions of passengers who arrive
consideration for passengers with pet-
and depart Vancouver annually. Recognizable by their distinctive red
related allergies. Pets in approved carriers may also
caps and for transporting hefty piles of
Passengers are required to pre-regis-
travel as checked baggage on Air Canada
baggage, porter service started at YVR
ter their pets within 24 hours of booking
aircraft that possess temperature-
when transportation began to shift from
a ticket. Cost for in-cabin transport is
controlled and ventilated baggage
the rail to the air. A key fixture at YVR,
$50 return in North America and $100
porters often provides more than just
return on international flights. Air Canada is limiting the number
baggage service. “We help people get from one point
Cleveland Hays, newly-retired from a 45-year tenure at the airport.
Jagdish Chand, president Vancouver Skycap Ltd., operators of the airport’s porter service.
to another smoothly—from taking a
“One of our regulars would only let
group from the Customs Hall to the
us porters take his luggage and park
Domestic Terminal or helping someone
the car for him,” Hays recalled. “This
check-in quickly to make their flight—
was a long time ago, but we would take
we want to make someone’s experience
his luggage right up to the aircraft hold
great,” said Jagdish Chand, president,
and load it in, and take it out when he
Vancouver Skycap Ltd., operators of the
arrived home. You’ve got to know your
porter service. “We’re often the first and
customers and they’ve got to know you.
last face a customer sees at the airport;
I always say that we’re in the people
we want that customer to remember
what great service they had at YVR.”
A business partner of Vancouver
Helping travellers is at the core of the
Airport Authority, Vancouver Skycap
porter service business. This philosophy
owns and operates the porter service,
has endured for more than 55 years
which is available at all YVR arrival and
and many employees develop long-term
departure areas. Porters will help with
relationships with their clients.
up to three bags for a flat rate of $10,
Newly-retired Cleveland Hays worked as a porter at YVR starting in 1964.
with $2 for each additional piece of luggage.
During his 45-year tenure at the airport,
Often acting as an information source
he has developed many friendships
as well as a luggage service company,
with both colleagues and clients. Long-
porter service is a fixture at YVR. Thanks
standing clients would often call Hays
to their strong customer relationships
ahead of time to ensure his friendly
and repeat business, porters ensure that
smile was waiting at the curb when they
each and every traveller at YVR is taken
Dr. Gianni Pisanu, Dentist Golf Tournament • Gala Dinner • Auction
The airport community’s premiere fund-raising charity event. YVR Golf for Kids brings together the airport community to raise funds to help support children’s charities in the Lower Mainland. Now in its 18th year, this premiere event has raised more than $2.5-million dollars! Book your tickets now; this event is always sold out. Many levels of sponsorship opportunities available.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond, BC. “Shotgun” start. Dinner & Auction at Best Western Richmond Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Visit www.yvrgolfforkids.com and download a registration form. Telephone: 604. 737.7079 Fax: 604.737.7089 Email: email@example.com
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Successful Provincial Tour Wraps Up
New Facilities to deliver an exceptional experience ancouver Airport Authority’s mission is to serve our
operations to welcome the world. We sat down and looked
community by building outstanding airports. And as
20, 30, 40 years ahead to plan an airport that can effectively
we near completion of our $1-billion capital program,
service aircraft and passengers of the future.
many of our facilities will be opening just in time for summer
An important part of our capital program was to ensure all
travel. This summer will see some significant milestones reached
the art and architecture reflects the various regions of British
in our capital program including the opening of the Domestic
Columbia. The International terminal’s food court mimics the
Terminal’s C-Pier, Domestic Terminal Level 3 enhancements,
look of Steveston Wharf for example; and C-Pier is themed
Link 2 and Canada Line. Operational in early July, YVR’s 6,800
around Sea to Sky with a large rock wall similar to that found
square-metre C-Pier expansion houses new gates, art, retail
on the Squamish highway.
outlets as well as new food and beverage options for domestic travellers.
assessing how we can better serve our customers and
In 2009, more than six million people travelled through C-Pier. The expansion provides added space and gates for our business partners, and is used primarily by Air Canada.
Paul Levy, vice president, planning 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games for Vancouver Airport Authority, on his recent visit to Williams Lake to announce the B.C. Community Showcase program.
We build and plan for the long term and are always
communities. Our planning process is extensive, as was seen in 2004 when we underwent three years of public stakeholder consultations to develop the YVR: Your Airport 2027, 20-Year
team returned home at the end
of June from a month-long tour
selected with the help of the local
Adding to the list of openings, the first phase of the Link
of British Columbia to kick off the YVR
Spirit of BC Community Committees.
2 project opened in June. The area connects the Domestic
to the hard work from our staff, contractors and business
B.C. Community Showcase program.
Now, it’s up to each filmmaker to
Terminal’s A, B and C-Piers as well as the International
partners. This is an exciting start to the summer travel season
profile what’s special about their
Terminal for passengers connecting through YVR.
with more projects coming online this fall including the
he Airport Authority’s 2010
The program has taken Airport
C-Pier can accommodate larger aircraft, and its amenities, the
region—whether that’s Okanagan wine
the Harbour City (Nanaimo) to the
country, sport fishing in Terrace, or
surfing in Tofino.
Response to the program has
between. In total, Airport Authority
been very positive, with hundreds of
representatives visited 15 communities
community members attending the 15
across B.C. to present each with a
cheque presentations, and thousands
cheque for $10,000 to create an original
more learning about the program
three-minute video that celebrates what
through extensive province-wide news
makes their corner of the province so
unique—and worthy of a repeat visit by
Come early fall and through the
international travellers coming to British
end of the Paralympic Games in
Columbia for the 2010 Winter Games.
March 2010, the completed films will
As the Official Airport of the 2010
be shown on select video screens
Winter Games, YVR has the unique
throughout the airport and online at
opportunity to showcase the province
and country to the millions of visitors
The following B.C. communities
expected to pass through the airport
are participating in the program. With
between October 2009 and March
direct flights to YVR, each community
2010, and this video program will do
provides visitors with a gateway to
the various regions of the Province:
Please visit YVRConnections.com
Campbell River; Castlegar; Cranbrook;
to read more about the provincial tour,
Fort St. John; Kamloops; Kelowna;
and enjoy the online photo gallery
Nanaimo; Penticton; Port Hardy; Prince
featuring highlights from recent
George; Prince Rupert; Terrace; Tofino;
Victoria; and Williams Lake.
art and architecture ensure visitors know they’ve arrived in
Master Plan. You can find a downloadable copy on our website, www.yvr.ca.
All of these projects started more than 10 years ago, when we developed a capital program to enhance our facilities and
The projects were ready on-time and on-budget thanks
Canada Line and Security In Advance of Pre-Clearance project in U.S. transborder departures area.
Name that Aircraft
Last month’s winner:
Ryan Schutt Aldergrove Answer:
Honda HA-420 HondaJet
Send the correct name of this aircraft (make and model) and you could win an
$80 carload pass to the 2009 Abbotsford International Air Show.
Send your answer by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fax: (604) 736-6750; Mail: SkyTalk, 306-5400 Airport Rd South, Richmond, B.C. V7B 1B4.
A draw will be made from all correct entries received by August 1, 2009.
The HondaJet made its maiden flight in December 2003, and debuted to the public at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in July 2005. In August 2006, Honda and Piper Aircraft announced a partnership to market the HondaJet. The company began taking customer orders for HondaJet in the fall of 2006, and estimates deliveries to begin in 2011 at a price of approximately $3.65-million US. The plan is to build 70 jets per year.
The winner’s name will be published in the August issue of SkyTalk.
Your Airport & Sea Island Community Newspaper JULY 2009 | Vol. 16 | No. 8
YVR SKYTALK, the official newspaper of Vancouver
RICHMOND OFFICE: Suite 306 - 5400 Airport Road South Richmond, BC V7B 1B4 Tel: 604-736-6754 • Fax: 604-736-6750 Email: email@example.com
International Airport, is owned and published monthly by Westco Marketing Ltd. for the travelling public and the more than 27,000 people who make up the airport community at YVR. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in whole or part without the written permission of the publisher. ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT PUBLICATIONS P.O. Agreement #1676261
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Airfield trucks wow Canada Day crowds
uly 1 Canada Day celebrations
Vancouver Airport Authority’s airfield
vehicles which made a big impression—
thousands of people who came to
the OshKosh Striker airfield fire truck,
watch the community-focused parade
a brand new OshKosh snow sweeper
and enjoy the famous salmon barbeque
and a hybrid airside safety pilot car.
and family festivities.
In preparation for the 2010 Winter
With Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of
Olympics, the sweeper is a new addition
Richmond leading the parade, more
to the fleet of vehicles that keeps the
than 100 entries including decorated
runways and taxiways clear during snow
floats, community groups, marching
storms. Airport Authority staff flanked
bands, vintage vehicles, sporting groups
the trucks on either side waving at the
and organizations turned out for the
crowd and handing out stickers. Big eyes
and amazed expressions greeted the
trucks as they made their way along the
parade route. People were amazed to see
headed to the Steveston Community
these oversized, strange-looking trucks
Centre for the festivities including arts
that are so different from anything seen
and crafts, children’s activities, trade
on city streets. Along the entire parade
and food fair and the salmon barbeque
route, the community clapped and
where more than 1,200 pounds of wild
cheered, waving Canadian flags.
salmon filets were grilled over open
Following the parade, the crowds
Travel Tips from page 1 airport. YVR’s FasTrack web check-in
hours prior to an international flight.
puts online check-in for most major
Have a parking plan; a printable
airlines serving YVR in one place at
parking coupon is available on YVR’s
www.yvr.ca. Some airlines now offer
mobile check-in on handheld devices.
Once you’re at the airport: Arrive early. Particularly during the peak summer season, allow ample time to check in, clear security and board your flight. Typically, that’s at least 60 minutes prior to a domestic flight, 90 minutes prior to a U.S. flight, and two
Bring proper documentation for your flight. All the latest information on ID requirements is available at www.yvr.ca. If you haven’t already checked in online, take advantage of YVR’s selfserve check-in kiosks to print your boarding card yourself. And keep your travel documents within easy reach. Questions? Keep an eye out for YVR Customer Care staff, dressed in distinctive red vests, or a Green Coat Volunteer. More than 100 representatives will be working every day, ready to answer your questions or lend a helping hand. Your trip starts at YVR. With any extra pre-board time, pick up a lastminute essential, grab a bite to eat or simply relax and get a head-start on your holiday.
Vancouver 2010 Official Posters feature stylized maple leaf
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limited edition 20 x 28-inch Giclee print
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The complementing posters, which
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poster elements are artfully displayed
John Furlong and designer Ben Hulse.
blues and greens found in the natural
on a white wood grain textured back-
landscape of Vancouver and the Sea to
Sky corridor, the Games Host Region. When the Olympic and Paralympic
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The posters, produced by VANOC licensee
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Upcoming Events July 24, 2009
Dreams Take Flight 6th Annual Golf for Dreams Tournament
Redwoods Golf Course, 22011 88th Avenue, Langley, BC Price: $155. Golf, dinner, prizes, live and silent auction. All proceeds from the tournament will help send 125 special needs children from BC on the 17th annual Dreams Take Flight to Disneyland on October 20, 2009. For more information on participating or becoming an event sponsor, please contact Jennifer at (604) 270-5437, or visit www.dreamstakeflight.ca.
sponsorship opportunities or to join the Games family, visit www.2009wpfg.ca.
August 7, 2009
Abbotsford Airshow Networking Event
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CME / AIABC Chalet, Abbotsford International Airport The Aerospace Industry Association of BC (AIABC) and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) are hosting a very special Aerospace and Manufacturing Industry networking event at the Abbotsford International Airshow. The day will begin with an informal networking session with leaders in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, and key Government representatives. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the spectacular Airshow performances from the CME / AIABC Corporate Chalet, which features front row, “show line” seating, delicious refreshments and a fully catered gourmet BBQ lunch in a garden party setting. 10:00 a.m. - Light Breakfast & Networking. 12:00 noon 4:30 p.m. - Lunch and Airshow Program Tickets: $55 - CME / AIABC Members. $75 - Non Members (food, beverages and parking included in ticket prices). Register Online at www.cme-mec.ca/bc.
2009 World Police & Fire Games
Abbotsford International Air Show
Closing Ceremonies: Sunday, August 9, 2009, Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC The 2009 World Police & Fire Games is a spectacular international sporting event featuring more than 12,000 athletes competing in over 60 sports at approximately 40 venues across the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky regions. Open to all full time or retired professional firefighters, law enforcement, customs and correctional officers from around the world. Held every two years, these Games bring together the emergency services community for 10 days of sport, celebrating comradeship, community and competition. Organizers are looking for more than 2,500 volunteers to help run the Games. In addition, sponsorship opportunities exist at many levels to organizations world wide. For information on athletic, volunteer and
Static displays, pre-show flying events (model & antique aircraft), flying displays and many more aviation features. General admission includes parking, access to general seating area, display, ground exhibits & concessions. Adults (13+) $25; child (6-12) $10; carload (maximum 8) $80. For more information, call (604) 852-8511, or visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com.
July 25-26, 2009
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July 31-August 9, 2009
August 7-9, 2009
Opening Ceremonies: Friday, July 31, 2009, General Motors Place, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC
Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC
August 13-15, 2009
Airport and Airspace Simulation Conference
Point Roberts Airpark, Point Roberts, WA Second annual educational conference for airport, airline and air traffic control professionals who wish to learn about the latest in management and operations planning of airport and airspace processes. For more information, visit www.arc-us.ca.com, contact ARC at (360) 945-2962, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 20, 2009
YVR Golf for Kids Golf Tournament, Gala Dinner & Auction
Since 1991, YVR Golf for Kids has supported children’s charities in the Lower Mainland. In addition to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the event has unified the airport community towards a countless number of activities for kids. Golf Tournament: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, 5460 No. 7 Road Richmond, BC. “Shotgun” start. Dinner & Auction: Best Western Richmond Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, call Bev Field (604) 737-7079, email www.yvrgolfforkids @shaw.ca.
September 16-17, 2009
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) Annual Conference
Westin Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Details to be announced. Visit, www.aiac.ca/news/asp.
October 21-23, 2009
Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) 18th Annual Forum and AGM: Human Resource Solutions
Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia Forum events and workshops. For more information, contact Sharon Côté 1-800-4489715 ext 231, or email email@example.com.
November 15-17, 2009
Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) 2009 Annual General Meeting & Tradeshow
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New president and CEO joins IAT Management Group By Andrew McCredie
t’s been 80 years since Sea Island
ground rents from YVR to the Federal
in several marketing programs. Looking
strategic objectives and play a supporting
was purchased to build what is today
Government, airport improvement fees,
forward, our objective is to assist in the
role in promoting the Pacific Gateway
air cargo surveys and have participated
realization of the Airport Authority’s
(YVR), all thanks to the legendary Charles Lindbergh. The way the story goes, when the famous aviator excluded Vancouver from his 1927 North American tour in celebration of his non-stop transAtlantic flight in May of that year, citing the west coast city’s lack of a proper airstrip, plans were soon put in place to build one. Today, YVR is the second busiest airport in Canada, processing some 17.8-million passengers last year. And with the 2010 Winter Olympics on the horizon that count is expected to crest 20 million, making YVR one of the top 50 airports in the world in terms of passenger travel. But there’s a whole other side to YVR that few passengers ever see, and one that figures just as prominently in the airport’s Pacific Gateway Strategy as does passenger travel. The aptly named Cargo Village is located near YVR’s passenger terminals, but as the name implies is a village onto itself. It is home to more than 150 companies—including air carriers, customs brokers, freight forwarders, agents and handlers—that provide a full range of cargo services for shipments of all shapes and sizes. And just as every well-run village needs a good city manager, the Cargo Village has a company well versed in aviation cargo operations. According to the company’s website, International Aviation Terminals (IAT) is “engaged in the development, ownership, construction and active management of quality airport-based warehouse, ground service equipment, hangar, flight kitchen and office facilities for our customers.” In other words, everything the average traveller never sees or even thinks about during a trip to the airport. In addition to its YVR operation, IAT operates similar airport facilities in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Zachary George joined IAT as president and CEO earlier this year, after nearly a decade in New York working in investment management. The 31-year old father of two young children was born in Houston, but is a Canadian citizen who graduated from Simon Fraser University and received law degree in New York. His first order of business was to streamline operations, and just a month or so into the job achieved that goal with a number of cost-cutting measures. In addition to cost-cutting, George also has other measures on his agenda. “At this point we are starting to see stressed and distressed real estate and other business opportunities emerge in North America. Our strong balance sheet positions us well to capitalize on the right strategic opportunities.” With the economic downturn of the past six months, YVR cargo volumes have dropped to levels not seen since 1994. To that end, George said IAT’s role in Cargo Village and the other facilities it operates in Western Canadian cities has never been more important. “We are focused on controlling rising operating costs and working with our tenants to understand their business needs and strategy in a difficult economic environment.” Likewise, IAT is working closely with the Airport Authority to chart a course
through the turbulent economic climate that will benefit all stakeholders. “Historically, we have supported Vancouver Airport Authority on issues such as open skies, the third runway, the Canada Line, the reduction in
Manila-bound sea lions stop over at YVR
n any given day YVR’s air
manager, western region. “We coordinate
cargo community, strategically
all the logistics with the cargo handlers
located immediately adjacent
and airlines as well as the in-flight
to aircraft operating areas, handles the
handler who usually accompanies the
shipment of a variety of goods ranging
might be a first in the airport’s recent history. The cargo of sea lions comes under the category of live animal transfer
Chile to Vancouver, with the ongoing
Accompanying the Chilean sea
flight to Manila being handled by
lions on their long journey to Manila
Philippine Airlines. The cargo handling
was marine mammal veterinarian Dr.
component was carried out by Swissport
Douglas Hammond who has spent
more than 40 years in this specialized
Some of Sea Air’s most exotic cargo
and its shipment is a speciality of Sea Air International Forwarders, one of the world’s largest animal transfer
shipments processed at YVR have included a Beluga whale, dolphins shipped to the Vancouver Aquarium,
(ABOVE) The young sea lions being transferred by forklift to Swissport Cargo Services at YVR.
Air Canada flew the sea lions from
from the mundane to the exotic, but the transport of six young Chilean sea lions
(LEFT) Marine mammal veterinarian Dr. Douglas Hammond administers a cold shower to the sea lions during their YVR stopover.
field. Apart from regular monitoring, Dr. Hammond’s most critical job was to ensure the sea lions were kept at temperatures between plus-10 and plus-14 degrees Celsius during their
“To get these animals to their
and antelopes shipped from a breeder
destination safely requires a team of
in B.C. to the Republic of Senegal in
refreshing hosepipe shower during their
specialists,” said Jim Mathieson Sea Air’s
stopover at YVR.
transport. This included administering a
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Haida Gwaii, a world away from Vancouver
By Joan Stewart
Air North’s Boeing 737 flies West Coast Resorts passengers to Sandspit Airport from YVR’s South Terminal.
(Islands of the People), or Queen
Charlotte Islands, are steeped in culture and possess many unique natural endowments. The name Haida Gwaii was created as an alternative to the colonial name Queen Charlotte Islands, in recognition of the history of the Haida nation. Located north of Vancouver on the westernmost part of the British Columbia coast, Haida Gwaii consists of two main islands, Moresby to the south
This copper and cedar Coho Salmon sculpture crafted by local artist Lon Sharp, embraces the spirit of the community as a major sport-fishing destination.
The $26-million Heritage Centre is designed in contemporary Haida longhouse form.
and Graham to the north, along with more than 400 smaller islands between
between Graham and Moresby islands,
that include villages, rock shelters and
glass and aluminum buildings designed
Masset on the east shore of Masset Inlet.
50 and 130 kilometres from Graham
and bus shuttle service that meets daily
burial caves is well worth the trip.
and Moresby Islands.
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade
Once there, plan to visit Gwaii
in contemporary Haida longhouse form.
Located on the site of three ancient
Thanks to the Haida Repatriation
Along with a Carving Shed, Canoe House,
Haida village sites, five minutes up the
Committee, a group of volunteers who
Performing House and Story House,
coastal road from Masset, Old Masset is home to many Haida artists and
Canoe by Haida artist Bill Reid, which
Haanas, made up of more than 200
have taken on the responsibility for
there is also the Bill Reid Teaching
provides the focal point to the entrance
islands located at the southern end of
bringing home the remains of Haida
Centre, where a new generation of Haida
carvers and an extensive collection of
of YVR’s International Terminal and
Haida Gwaii that stretch 90 kilometres
ancestors, grave materials and ancient
apprentices learn their craft from master
totem poles can be found interspersed
features legendary Haida creatures
north to south. A National Park Reserve
Haida treasures from museums and
carvers and designers.
throughout the town.
paddling, provides some insight into
and Haida Heritage Site, it is reachable
private collections around the world,
The Heritage Centre is open daily
Whatever your preferences, Haida
an area that offers an unforgettable
only by boat or air. Visitors can book air
the $26-million Heritage Centre in
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 1 to
Gwaii offer many unique experiences
experience for visitors. The variety
charters, week-long sailing expeditions,
Skidegate (Graham Island) houses an
September 30, with one-hour guided
far removed from traffic jams and the
and interdependence of the canoe’s
kayak from Moresby or choose a day
outstanding collection of Haida culture
tours available focusing on the Centre’s
bustle of city life.
totem poles, buildings and grounds.
occupants in Reid’s sculpture—raven,
excursion by boat. A visit to this pristine
and history. The Heritage Centre is a
bear, eagle, killer whale and wolf, to
wilderness to see ancient Haida sites
remarkable combination of five cedar,
name a few—represent the natural environment on which the ancient Haida relied for their survival and are still very much a part of the Haida Gwaii environment. Additionally, the islands have an international reputation as a showcase of unique flora and fauna. Sea birds nest in large number, with 15 per cent of Canada’s Pacific coast bird populations breeding here. The land and the surrounding sea have shaped the islands’ inhabitants, many of whom still practice the ancient art of food-gathering, collecting clams, crabs, kelp, mushrooms and berries, and catching salmon and hunting deer.
Getting there There are two airports in Haida Gwaii: one in Sandspit (Moresby Island), and the other at Masset (northern Graham Island). Air Canada Jazz offers two daily flights to Sandspit and Pacific Coastal Airlines provides daily service to Masset. Air North operates summer Boeing 737 service to Sandspit on behalf of West Coast Resorts, which also includes accommodation packages. For visitors who wish to travel to various communities, there are car rentals available at both Sandspit and Masset airports and in Queen Charlotte City, a car and passenger ferry service
While on Graham Island, visit Old
For more information, visit www. haidagwaiitourism.ca.
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Long Term Care Choices
By Peter Kutney
any of you will be familiar
reality: the majority of Canadians are
not completely for financial reasons.
certification from a physician that he or
The present costs of nursing care,
with the term Sandwich
unprepared for the costs of long-term
The family felt that the nursing home
she cannot do two of the basic activities
outside of government programs, can
Generation—a generation of
environment provided a more interactive,
of daily living, eating or moving about,
run in the range of $3,000 to $6,000 a
social and safe environment for her.
for example. Policies are available
month, according to Jacqueline Figas, CLU, author of Evaluating Long Term
people caught between the demands of
I recently had first-hand experience
raising their children while caring for
with this. A close family member, more
Still, the $48,000 annual cost
from most major Canadian insurance
aging parents or relatives.
than 80 years old, could no longer
presented an additional financial burden
companies, but must be bought before
Last fall, a large insurance company
take care of herself due to Alzheimer’s.
to the family that could have been
the senior has serious health and
conducted a survey of Canadians and
Her daughters spent a full year living
averted. Long-term care insurance would
found that 71 per cent would rather have
with her in very trying circumstances.
have helped considerably.
an annual physical than spend an hour
Ultimately, her daughters faced two
Long-term care insurance provides
a healthy 55-year-old male, for example,
talking about their own long-term care,
choices: home care for about $80,000
a tax-free benefit of $100 to $200 per
the monthly premiums are about $130-
and only 21 per cent had factored long-
per year, or placement in a home care
day and can be used for home care or
$150 per month for a benefit of $100
term care into their retirement planning.
facility for about $48,000 per year. In
facility care. The policy generally starts
per day. The best time to buy long term
The survey statistics point to a scary
the end, the latter was chosen, though
to pay benefits when the senior has
care insurance is while the retiree is in
This coverage is not inexpensive. For
his or her mid-50s to early 60s. Later
than that and the policy becomes more expensive.
Care Insurance. Over five years, the cost would range from $180,000 to $320,000 (without consideration for inflation). As with most aspects of financial planning, early long term care preparation and planning can save considerable stress and expense in later years. Peter Kutney is a financial planner with Partners in Planning in Vancouver. He can be reached at (604) 438-1603 or email@example.com.
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Training operations managers and planners
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a complex set of
Decisions in one process have an
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traffic snarl on an access road
delays all departing flights, which in turn creates unavailability of gates for arriving flights. In the overall
system, the complexity is transferred to airspace, runways and taxiways,
can be provided to pilots, more so aircraft, which would take much
more time and cost and not allow as many of the potential “crises” to be experienced by the trainee.
The newest technology for
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aprons and ground support providers,
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language and format that is natural
effectively, poses challenges that a
and “real life” interface, it is possible
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Vancouver to Point Roberts, WA.
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This is the second of an annual educational conference for airport, airline and air traffic control professionals who wish to learn about the latest paradigm in management and operations planning of airport and airspace processes such as check in, carry-on security, hold baggage screening, retailing, immigration, customs, gate assignment, runway operations, de-icing, takeoff queue, approach separations, crossing runways management, and much more. The threeday conference will include presentations from CEOs, COOs and managers of major international airports, aircraft manufacturers and airlines as well as hands-on training in operations management with the world’s most advanced airport and airspace simulator, ARCport ALTO (Airside, Landside, Terminal and OnBoard) from Aviation Research Corporation (ARC). On Day One, a dozen speakers will share their challenges and experiences. The speakers include, but are not limited to: • Jonathan Young, Program Director, Group strategy, Manchester Airport Group, UK • Fernando Bosque, CEO, MBJ Airports Ltd., Montego Bay, Jamaica • Diego Alonso-Tabares, Sr. Airport Compatibility Engineer, Airbus SA, France • Alfonso Cusi, GM, Manila International Airport Authority, Philippines • Andrew Harrison, COO, Delhi International Airport, India • Dave Tomber, Manager, Planning, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, USA • Roger Wuthrich, COO Geneva International Airport, Switzerland. On Day Two, attendees will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in operational decision-making with ARCport simulation and potentially a tour of a major airport in the Vancouver-Seattle-Victoria triangle (subject to demand). On Day Three, there will be a full day of family-friendly educational and developmental activities, including a dinner at the ARC Hangar. Regular conferences fees are $300 for employed staff, and $75 for students. An early-bird special is available for $100 and $50, respectively, if registration takes place before July 1, 2009. Unemployed staff and certain positions within organizations are eligible for free admission with prior arrangement. Admission includes three lunches, one dinner, all coffee breaks and daily transportation from the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, the official conference hotel, to the ARC Hangar*. Contact ARC at +1-360-945-2962 or email email@example.com for further information and registration details. *Point Roberts is in the US, adjacent to the border with Canada. Therefore, a Canadian or US passport and for non Canadians or those not eligible for the Visa Waiver program, a US visa. Requests must be made at least by July 1, 2009.
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